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A raised vegetable and flower garden

Luscious, fresh, homegrown vegetables can be raised by most Alabamians. Careful planning, hard work, and attention to de- tails and the information in this publication will help make you successful. The reasons for gardening vary. It can be a recreational activity, it’s good exercise, and you can take part regardless of your age or background. Gardening is therapeutic; the sunshine, clean air, and growing plants add to your mental well-being. Gardening can also be your means of earning a little extra income. Whatever your reasons, your reward will be good vegetables.

For more information

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ANR-0030, “Nematode Control in the Home Garden”

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ANR-0047, “Alabama Gardener’s Calendar”

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ANR-0302, “Backyard Tomato Production”

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ANR-1059, “Blossom-End Rot in Tomatoes”

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ANR-1060, “Pruning Fresh Market Tomatoes”

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ANR-1112, “Rejuvenating Okra”

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ANR-1254, “Crop Rotation: An Essential Part of Planning a Home Garden”

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ANR-1423, “Keys to Producing and Selecting Quality Vegetable Transplants”

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ANR-1422, “Basics of Fall Vegetable Gardening”

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Alabama Cooperative Extension System County Offices, Departments, Units

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Alabama Cooperative Extension System home page More publications and information on specific vegetables or crops

 


Kerry Smith, Extension Home Horticulture Associate; Ayanava Majumdar, Extension Entomologist; Charles Mitchell, Extension Agronomist, Professor, Agronomy and Soils; John Everest, Visiting Professor, Agronomy and Soils; Edward Sikora, Extension Plant Pathologist, Professor, Entomology and Plant Pathology; Joseph Kemble, Extension Specialist, Professor, Horticulture; all with Auburn University; and Rufina Ward, Research Entomologist, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Alabama A&M University.

Reviewed October 2021, The Alabama Vegetable Gardener, ANR-0479

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